Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes.

June 30, 2012

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Flat Top Mountain, June 30, 1862.

Dearest : — I write by Captain Gardner, who having been promoted to captain in [the] quartermaster’s department, now leaves our regiment. I send a package of your letters, some Secesh letters, etc., etc. I do not wish to lose the letters and official documents, and send them to you for safety.

“We are well and doing well at this present time and hope these few lines will find you enjoying the same blessing.” Why, that is a good letter. No wonder the uninitiated ride that formula so hard. It says a great deal. . . .

As ever, affectionately, your


Mrs. Hayes.

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